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AFST 1025 Introduction to Contemporary African American Culture

3 hours; 3 credits

Race and representation in contemporary culture. An interdisciplinary examination of African-American culture from the "Black Arts Movement" to the present. Novels, poetry, films, and music as cultural texts; and political discourses as cultural texts. Topics may include: the Black Aesthetic Movement, Malcolm X, Afrocentricity, multiculturalism, body politics, and the intersection of race and gender. (Not open to students who have completed Africana Studies 23.2.)


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